UC Berkeley California Memorial Stadium

Location: Berkeley

Project Type:

When the planning of UC Berkeley’s California Memorial Stadium seismic and expansion projects kicked off, PGAdesign was selected for the key role of preparing two Historic Landscape Reports and contributing to seven Historic Structures Reports for nearby buildings.

Designed by John Galen Howard and completed in 1923, California Memorial Stadium is a grand Beaux Arts structure whose dimensions “slightly exceed the great Coliseum of Rome,” according to David Barrows, the then-president of the University of California. PGAdesign’s research revealed numerous previously undiscovered elements of the historic landscape, thus allowing evaluation of their significance.

To carry out the project, PGAdesign drew from its extensive knowledge of landscape history to create five plans illustrating the introduction and evolution of each significant landscape feature. These plans provided valuable information not only for the stadium’s seismic retrofit, but also for future projects in the vicinity.

Location: Berkeley

Project Type: Education Historic

When the planning of UC Berkeley’s California Memorial Stadium seismic and expansion projects kicked off, PGAdesign was selected for the key role of preparing two Historic Landscape Reports and contributing to seven Historic Structures Reports for nearby buildings.

Designed by John Galen Howard and completed in 1923, California Memorial Stadium is a grand Beaux Arts structure whose dimensions “slightly exceed the great Coliseum of Rome,” according to David Barrows, the then-president of the University of California. PGAdesign’s research revealed numerous previously undiscovered elements of the historic landscape, thus allowing evaluation of their significance.

To carry out the project, PGAdesign drew from its extensive knowledge of landscape history to create five plans illustrating the introduction and evolution of each significant landscape feature. These plans provided valuable information not only for the stadium’s seismic retrofit, but also for future projects in the vicinity.

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